Friday, April 30, 2010

"For the Love of Metallics"

All through scripture, the use of symbolism with precious metals is evident.  Silver and gold are representative of wealth, prosperity, purity, holiness....etc.  And bronze is used often times to represent various kingdoms and the falling away of faithful people.  Copper is used many times to represent the poor...such as the poor widow in the new testament who gave her only two copper pieces as an offering to the LORD.  I wanted to render a painting that pulled the metallics together to show the totallity and sovereignty of God...over the wealthy and the poor.  He is the God of all creation...copper, bronze, silver and gold.  The poorest to the wealthiest...He is Lord over all the earth, His precious creation.

Psalm 1:1-3

"Blessed is the man who walks not in the council of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.  He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper." - Psalm 1:1-3